Comic book fans watching Sunday night’s Super Bowl LI (51) surely screamed out load like a Jawa finding a lost droid, when James Gunn’s extended television commercial for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 aired with new images from the upcoming and much anticipated sequel to the first Guardians meg hit.
The one-minute promotional trailer treated fans of Starlord’s merry band of space misfits to exciting new footage and imagery from the popular franchise’s upcoming second installment, while very interestingly introducing Marvel’s cinematic fandom to its first look at one of the films cosmic villains, Ayesha, as played by the very beautiful Elizabeth Debicki.
While GOTG fans were also quite happy to see additional Baby Groot (Vin Diesel) action, right along side very fun sequences featuring Yondu (Michael Rooker), Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Gamora’s (Zoe Saldana) half sister Nebula (Karen Gillan), what is just as interesting is what Ayesha’s character potentially says about another mysterious character once rumored to appear either in Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 or in another future Marvel cinematic movie; Adam Warlock.
Even though speculation has at times been fierce as to Warlock’s inclusion in Guardians of the Galaxy, to date there has been no confirmation about Adam Warlock’s introduction into the cinematic Marvel Universe, however; comic fans know full well that Ayesha’s character and Adam Warlock are actually quite deeply intertwined.
Before Ayesha made her comic debut, Adam Warlock first appeared as an artificial being created by human scientists known as ‘Him‘, but after failing to control Him, these scientists tried again, with their second attempt resulting in the creation of ‘Her‘, a female version of Him, who would go on to become known as Kismet, Paragon, and ultimately Ayesha.
While the story lines in the comics will undoubtedly be altered by Gunn, the point of the matter is that Ayesha is directly linked to Warlock, and was instrumental in releasing Warlock from the Soul Gem. Ayesha’s actions would also eventually lead to Warlock’s pivotal role in helping to defeat the Mad Titan known as Thanos in the events, which may in one form or another be depicted in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.
So the inclusion of Ayesha in Gunn’s upcoming GOTG vol.2 is if nothing else, a potentially very large hint that Adam Warlock may soon be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And if not in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, which is slated to be released May 5, 2017, then at the very least, Gunn could be setting the stage for Warlock’s eventual introduction.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 also features Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Glenn Close as Nova Prime, Kurt Russell as Ego the Living Planet and Sylvester Stallone in an as of yet unknown role, along with a very fun but small cameo of fan favorite, Nathan Fillion as former Avenger, Wonder Man.
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